Michael Flynn to testify on relations with Russia in exchange for immunity
Former adviser to President Donald Trump appealed to the FBI and members of the Congress with a proposal to testify about the ties of the White House Head's election headquarters with Russia. In exchange, he asks for protection from criminal prosecution.
According to Fox News, Michael Flynn, who was involved in a scandal with the Russian Ambassador in Washington regarding a possible cancellation of the sanctions, turned to the representatives of the FBI and the Senate Commission, which studies the connections of Trump's surroundings with Moscow. He offered to testify, and in return to receive guarantees that he would not be prosecuted.
Interlocutors of Fox News reported that Flynn never found anyone who would have agreed to his terms.
It is still unknown what exactly the former Trump adviser is going to tell investigators. However, the fact that he asks for protection means that he can find himself in a difficult situation in the event of disclosure of information that he received as an adviser to the President on national security.
In mid-January, it became known that Flynn had at least five phone talks with the Russian Ambassador in Washington, Sergey Kislyak. He himself initially denied this fact. When the truth was revealed, Flynn had a conflict with Vice President Mike Pence. As a result, the adviser had to leave his post. In his place was appointed retired General Herbert McMaster.
The businessman stated that he had given the money to the Head of the Main Directorate of Interdepartmental Cooperation and Internal Security of the Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) for "advancing the case" on the watch stolen from him by ICR officers.